§ 24. Captain John Crowder
asked the Minister of Health why supplies of the Medresco hearing aid are being exported when there is still so much delay in meeting demands in this country.
§ Captain Crowder
Is the Minister aware that another make of hearing aid is being exported by the Medresco people, and would not it be better if the Minister contracted to take over the whole of the output of this company, so that there would be more hearing aids available for the people in this country?
§ Mr. Joynson-Hicks
Can the Minister say whether any part of that doubled production will be for export, or will the whole be available for home consumption?
§ Colonel Stoddart-Scott
Does the Minister think that the 30,000 people waiting for this hearing aid will be satisfied?
§ Mr. Bevan
I am satisfied that all those people who have had the Medresco aid—almost all of them—are highly satisfied, and before very long the waiting list, I hope, will be met. There are 25 centres open in the country at the present time, and as soon as we get the hearing aids they will be made available.